Trump Calls Out Media For Distorting ‘Animals’ Comment

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump once again took aim at media outlets for mischaracterizing his remarks about MS-13 gang criminals during a Wednesday roundtable.

Trump called MS-13 gang criminals “animals” during the discussion. Several media outlets and prominent personalities, however, portrayed the president’s comment as directed against all illegal immigrants.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the media for misconstruing the remark saying:

The president also doubled down on the remarks saying, “When the MS-13 comes in — when the other gang members come into our country — I refer to them as animals. And guess what? I always will.”